Senior Strategist - Healthcare (London/Munich)

Zoek Pin London, Greater London, England


Permanent (Full time)

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The opportunity

We partner with some of the world’s leading healthcare organisations that are excited by progress and desire to move their centre of gravity from the ‘expected’ to the ‘exceptional’. We’re looking for a Senior Strategist with extensive healthcare expertise to join our integrated strategy team, which sits amongst a broader strategy faculty of almost one hundred in London and Munich (performance media, social, business consulting, data futures and innovation).

How you'd spend your day

This role is crucial in the development of Iris’s Healthcare and B2B offering. It will span 2 to potentially 3 key accounts (80% healthcare / 20% technology), across the following accounts. We are expanding our remit across Roche Diagnostics (a client for over 10 years), Insulet (Omnipod Pod therapy for consumers with T1D), Alcon with DTC and surgical equipment, now being added to our existing Alcon Vision Care (Contact Lens) business and HPE (tech).

This role reports into the Group Strategy Director, based in London.

What we're looking for?

  • Ability to lead the strategic direction on a day-to-day basis, comfortably interacting with senior clients
  • Be knowledgeable on and able to implement behavioural science principles (Alcon & Insulet)
  • Take responsibility for pushing for constant improvements in both the strategic and creative output across our healthcare clients
  • Enhance Iris’s growing reputation in the healthcare sector
  • Be full of energy and provocations that continually drive progress
  • Push for effectiveness & results to inform
  • Someone gregarious, and a natural joiner

Each multi-discipline team is blended to match client needs, and we work as hugely collaborative, tight-knit gangs.

Who are we?

About Iris

We’re Iris. We’re For the Forward. A creative, strategy and innovation company that uses the power of participation to excite progress for businesses. As part of our strategy team, we’re inviting you to participate in progress – moving yourself and the wider world forward with each strategy you create.

Our office

London is our HQ. In our riverside office you’ll find 380 talented people working with ambitious client partners. We’re the lead strategic & creative agency for Suzuki, Starbucks, adidas Football and Abrdn. And we’re a specialist partner for Barclays and Samsung, to name a couple.

The Iris Character

We have five core behaviours that we look for to help us to build a culture that fosters true progress: Courage, Storytelling, Collaboration, Empathy and Commitment.

​What's in it for you?

  • Flexible working

  • Vitality private health care

  • BUPA dental care

  • Pension scheme

  • Personal access to our independent Financial Advisor

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages

  • Additional family leave support (IVF, child's first birthday off)

  • Group income protection

  • Sabbatical after five years

  • Bike to Work Scheme

  • Weekly yoga sessions


  • 25 core days’ holiday

  • Three extra days can be used for religious holidays

  • Plus your birthday day off

  • Plus an extra day after two and five years of service

  • Climate Exchange Day

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

‘FOR THE FREE’ is our global DE&I strategy. Its aim is to create a business where everyone feels free to be themselves and has the same opportunity and access to progress. Our DE&I strategy encourages courageous thinkers who champion outsider perspectives. ‘FOR THE FREE’ has three main pillars of activity:

Diversity - We want to invite difference. To be an organisation that is fully representative of different groups and reflects the city, country and world that we live in. We value our talents’ lived experiences – including gender, race, class, disability, neuro-diversity and sexual orientation.

Equity - We want to be fair to everyone. To remove barriers for individuals and groups and provide the bespoke access, support and opportunities that are needed to fully participate in our organisation. We are levelling the playing field.

Inclusion - We want everyone to feel at home. To provide a place where people can be themselves, express their unique identity and contribute to the life of our community

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